Also, Daiichi's blockbuster cholesterol drug, Welchol
, is losing patent protection in June.
Government, as well as participating states to conclude a Federal investigation related to certain types of speaker programs related to Azor, Benicar, Benicar HCT, Welchol
is another option that can be used as an alternative to cholestyramine for those who cannot tolerate it, though it is not as effective.
Results of the Glucose-Lowering Effect of WelChol
Study (GLOWS): a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled pilot study evaluating the effect of colesevelam hydrochloride on glycemic control in subjects with type 2 diabetes.
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Watson's Colesevelam HCI powder for oral suspension is a generic version of Daiichi Sankyo Inc's Welchol
oral suspension, which is indicated to reduce elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in adults with primary hyperlipidemia as monotherapy or in combination with an hydroxymethyl-glutarylcoenzyme A (HMG CoA) reductase inhibitor (statin); to reduce LDL-C levels in boys and postmenarchal girls, 10 to 17 years of age with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia as monotherapy or in combination with a statin after failing an adequate trial of diet therapy; and to improve glycemic control in adults with Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
One of the preliminary studies demonstrating the glucose-lowering potential of colesevelam HCI in patients with T2DM was entitled the Glucose-Lowering Effect of WelChol
xx Advicor, Altocor, Altoprev, Caduet, cholestyramine, cholestyramine light, Colestid, Crestor, fenofibrate, gemfibrozil, Lescol, Lescol XL, Lipitor, Locholest, Lofibra, Lopid, lovastatin, Mevacor, Niaspan, Pravachol, Pravigard PAC, Prevalite, Questran, Questran Light, Tricor, Welchol
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Two polymer products have been brought to market, Renagel (sevelamer hydrochloride), a calcium-free, metal-free phosphate binder for patients with end-stage renal disease, and WelChol
(colesevelum hydrocholoride), a cholesterol-lowering agent.
Brand medications like Cipro HC, Lumigan, Sustiva, Renagel, Welchol
, Trevatan and Patanol have not reached the status of household recognized names.
In this study only, in subjects with a baseline A1C >8% (N-25; Welchol
n= 10; placebo n= 15), the difference in LS mean change in A1C was -1.